Each investigation of a reported or suspected case of sexual abuse of a child shall be conducted by a specialized multidisciplinary team.
Multidisciplinary Team (MDT) Investigation
Forensic interviews are conducted by a trained interviewer working jointly with law enforcement and child protection professionals in a child-friendly environment. Members of the core team observe the interview recording through a live monitoring system, which enhances team communication and minimizes how many times a child must formally recount his or her story of abuse. A copy is provided to law enforcement to help aid the courts in legal proceedings against the offender.
Medical examinations are conducted by a licensed Doctor of Medicine in our on-site medical examination room with specialized equipment that gives the physician the ability to diagnose and treat injury as well as document and collect forensic evidence of abuse whenever necessary.
Mental Health Treatment
Counseling services are offered by a professional, specializing in sexual abuse, to help children recover from the trauma of abuse.
Advocacy and Services
We provide a victim advocate to offer support, guidance and advocacy to child victims and their non-offending caregivers in the form of court advocacy, case management, connecting families to resources, and may other advocacy services.
Training and Workshops
We provide training and workshops for communities, professionals, and other groups to increase awareness of the prevalence of sexual abuse as well as indicators, treatment options, and legal proceedings.